East West University

East West University

East West University, EWU, is a private undergraduate university in Chicago, Illinois. The university, which was founded in 1980, offers programs at the certificate, associate's and bachelor's degree levels in business, mathematics, English, behavioral sciences, computer services, and health sciences among others.

  • Division of Liberal Arts and Science
  • Division of Computer and Information Science
  • Division of Business and Management

EWU encourages its students to participate in athletics and sponsors a men's basketball team at the intercollegiate level. The athletics teams are nicknamed the Phantoms. The university also has a Student Government Association that voices the concerns of the students and supervises various events. Other clubs and organizations include the Performing Arts Group, the Multicultural Student Association, the Book Club, the Black Student Union, and The East-West University Choir.

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East-West University
816 S Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL 60605

East-West University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts96English, liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management51business management, accounting
Therapy and Counseling36behavioral sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine30nursing assistant
Computer Science and Engineering14computer and info science
Engineering Technician14electronics tech
Medical Administration8medical billing
Office and Administration0administrative assistant
Media0digital communications

Number of programs and degrees for East-West University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year1169
Associate's degree484
Bachelor's degree856

East-West University Student Body

In 2007-2008, East-West University had a total enrollment of 1,144 students (1,002 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 15%
(Foreign Students) 85%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 9%
20-21 25%
22-24 28%
25-29 20%
30-34 8%
35-39 4%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)8%

East-West University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 41 %

East-West University Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Chicago, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

East-West University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 13,575
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,575
Books and supplies $ 2,500

Financial Aid:
East-West University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2168600)

East-West University Faculty

East-West University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track106

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professoracademic year4$61,6252*
Assistant professoracademic year6$42,8004$47,675
All faculty totalacademic year10$50,3306$50,825

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

East-West University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mathematics, General

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Administration
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences

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East-West University Highlights

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What Sets East-West University Apart:

% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Salaries of full-time faculty
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 8%East-West University Salaries of full-time faculty
Minority % of student body
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Top 11%East-West University Minority % of student body
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 12%East-West University Number of students
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%East-West University % of degrees in liberal arts
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%East-West University % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%East-West University Number of degree programs

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